Last season ms Brimberg portrayed her first Brünnhilde in a huge project at Theater an der Wien - Die Ring Trilogie (a three evening long adaption of Wagners great cycle) as well as her first Elsa at la Monnaie in Brussels. She also returned to Elektra in Bordeaux and Senta in der fliegende Holländer in Hamburg.
Ingela Brimberg studied at the Opera Academy in Göteborg, Sweden. After having sung lyrical mezzo roles she made her soprano debut singing Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail 2003.
She then went on to roles such as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elettra in Idomeneo , Puccini’s Tosca, Amelia in Un ballo in Maschera and the title role of Aida, Manon Lescaut in Puccinis opera and the title roles of Jenufa and Katja Kabanova, mainly singing in Scandinavia.
Other important roles she has on her repertoire are Salome in the opera with the same name by Strauss, which she has sung at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and in Gothenburg Opera/Sweden, and Valentine in Les Huguenots, with which she made her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels (staged by Olivier Py and conducted by Marc Minkowski, and named the best production of year 2011 in Opernwelt).
Ms Brimberg made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in the spring 2013 as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and the same year she sang a sensational first Senta under the baton of maestro Minkowski in concert performances in France, Austria and Spain (released on CD by Naïve).
Later seasons have included the title role of Elektra (Strauss), in a spectacular production signed La Fura dels Baus in Umeå (European Capital of Cutlure) , in Bordeaux and in Kassel, Germany. She has also sung Leonore in Fidelio in concert at the Verbier Festival
Senta in Der fliegende Holländer is a role that she has portrayed in a row of different productions and settings; for example in Vienna/Theater an der Wien, Köln, Luxembourg, Hamburg State Opera and Teatro Real in Madrid. She has also appeared as Tosca in several productions, mainly in Scandinavia but also in Germany.
Ms Brimberg has had the opportunity to work together with some of the finest conductors; Marc Minkowski, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Francois-Xavier Roth, Leif Segerstam, Sakari Oramo and Pablo Heras-Casado, to name some of them.